Classes run September through May
Session 1: Sundays 8:00 AM to 8:55 AM Session 2: Sundays 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM Session 3: Wednesdays 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM Ages: 3-5 years old (by September 1)
CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD :
About the program
The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is an approach to the religious education of children with presentations based on the Bible and liturgy. This approach to nurturing the faith life of children evolved from children themselves. It is based on the conviction that God and the child are already in a relationship; the task before us is to help the child deepen that relationship. For more information go to cgsusa.org
About the atrium
An atrium is a carefully prepared environment where great truths about our faith are placed before the children to satisfy their spiritual needs in age-appropriate ways. Parents are welcome to sit in on their child’s class at any time. To view an excellent video showing an atrium, please see this 3 minute CGS video.
About the catechists
CGS catechists receive 90+ hours of training before leading a CGS class. If you are interested in becoming a catechist, please see the link at left entitled "Catechist Formation." Catechists find their own spiritual life is fed as well as the spiritual lives of the children they serve. Volunteers willing to assist the Lead Catechists are also welcome; this is a nice way to begin learning about this unique program.
If you have questions or would like to talk with someone from the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program contact Sarah Taylor